The general concept for the as-yet unnamed park, to be built on land donated by developer Trammell Crow and High Street Residential, has received the

Minnetonka is planning a park in the Ridgedale parking lot

A corner of the Ridgedale parking lot in Minnetonka may become gardens, play areas and plaza with a stage.
West Metro
6:13am
Rape accuser from 2000 ready to testify against man charged in Twin Cities hotel stranger rape

Rape accuser from 2000 ready to testify against man charged in Twin Cities hotel stranger rape

The prosecution's strategy, which needs the judge's OK, comes even though the charges in the California case were dismissed.
West Metro
March 20
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum taps more than 400 maple, black walnut and birch trees each year. Matt Horth, above, helped transfer the sap.

Sure sign of spring in Minnesota: Sap for maple syrup is starting to flow

Region's harsh winter shouldn't slow maple syrup season, producers say.
West Metro
March 16
Mia Olson of Bloomington came to the mosque to express her support for her Muslim neighbors.

Hundreds gather at Bloomington mosque to show support for Muslim Minnesotans

Attendees spoke of their determination to fight hate-laced ideologies.
South Metro
March 16

Metro police blotter, March 17

ANDOVER FEB. 19 Disorderly conduct. Officers responded to a report of a loud, disruptive woman at a home in the 1300 block of NW.…
West Metro
March 15
The Dollys, a band from Minneapolis played for a full audience at Excelsior Brewing on Friday, Jan 25. On Monday, the brewery will host the Excelsior

Excelsior Brewing Company will host City Council meeting

City Council will host next meeting at local brewery.
West Metro
March 15

Hennepin County has awarded $23 million in youth sports grants in last decade

A sales tax surcharge has generated $23.8 million in aid to Hennepin County.
West Metro
March 15
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman

Hennepin County prosecutor won't bring charges for small amounts of marijuana

Mike Freeman said he forged the new policy in response to a flaw in Minnesota's marijuana law.
West Metro
March 14

Excelsior Fire Chief Scott Gerber leaving for Eden Prairie

Gerber, who has been chief of the Excelsior Fire District for 12 ½ years, will begin in Eden Prairie on April 1.
West Metro
March 14
A rendering of the Southwest Light Rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon.

Southwest light-rail challenge reaches federal appeals court

Citizens group says the Metropolitan Council improperly committed to a route for the line.
West Metro
March 12

Texas man sentenced to 8 years for smuggling 4 pounds of cocaine to Bloomington

The drugs were taped to the car's undercarriage and found by a police dog.
Prince
March 12
The Lennar Corp. has entered an option agreement to purchase 188 acres of land owned by Prince's estate, as seen from beyond the Lake Lucy Ridge housi

Chanhassen OKs housing, park plan for former Prince property

The developer will spend the next four months working out details of plan before final council approval.
West Metro
March 12
The road near a fire at the Woodhill Country Club in Wayzata was blocked by fire and police vehicles on Tuesday.

Fire departments battle blaze at Wayzata country club

The blaze burned for roughly 3 hours before it was declared under control.
West Metro
March 10
A man walked his dog along the Dakota Regional Trail in Wayzata.

Wayzata's $15M lakefront project takes on its 'most difficult challenges'

The city also plans to have more parks and a boardwalk by 2020.
South Metro
March 9

Metro police blotter, March 10

ChanhassenFEB. 10Drugs. An 18-year-old Eden Prairie man was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the 500 block of Market Street.EXCELSIORFEB. 8
West Metro
March 8
Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson has endorse a bill that would allow people living in Minnesota illegally to get a driver’s license.

Hennepin County sheriff endorses bill for driver's licenses for immigrants here illegally

Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson has become the first law enforcement official in Minnesota to publicly endorse a bill that would allow people living in…
West Metro
March 7
This screengrab from a video on Twitter showed a man who was shoved heading backward out the door of a McDonald’s in Eden Prairie.

Man who brandished gun during Eden Prairie McDonald's encounter pleads guilty

Lloyd Johnson will have to comply with a lifetime firearms ban.
West Metro
March 7

Woman, 59, found dead outside in Minnetonka; no foul play suspected

Authorities have yet to release the woman's identity or address the circumstances leading to her death.
Prince
March 6

No consensus on what to do with 188 acres once owned by Prince

Lennar Corp. wants to develop a neighborhood of market-rate and luxury houses on the vacant land, which lies on the shore of Lake Ann.
West Metro
March 6
Jayvon Gant

Prolific Twin Cities bank robber gets 8 years in federal prison

When cornered, suspect jumped balconies before arrest.
West Metro
March 6
The maker of industrial cleaning equipment plans to move 500 people from its current headquarters to an office complex in Eden Prairie that will be re

Tennant is moving its headquarters from Golden Valley to Eden Prairie

The company will keep its main manufacturing plant in Golden Valley